Friday, October 13, 2006

Mendoza


We have now found ourselves holed up in the heart of Argentinian wine country in a city of 1 million people - Mendoza. It is a place of wide shady boulevards and beautiful plazas and parks....we have even found our own outdoor gym with chin up bars, dip stations and other equipment. Em has been great at kicking my sorry butt out of bed in the morning to get out and have a train!
The trip from BA to Mendoza was stunning. Wide open plains and an unbroken skyline leave you in no doubt as to why the Argentinians have some of the best beef in the world. The scenery changes markedly as you swing North into the rain shadow of Ancongacua and the broad grasslands are replaced by sagebrush, scrub and dessert, eventually blending into olive fields and vineyards. The contrast is amazing.

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